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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding Fingerprints regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California labeling Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) microbusinesses state cannabis licensing annual license application Business Organizational MCSB’s temporary license application infusion license review process manufacturing cannabis products Distributor Transport Only Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles secondary package managing member 2018 regulations MCSB 2018 fines Type S share facility space Seller’s permit number required limits finished product cannabis event organizer license transportation of cannabis goods loan provided to a commercial cannabis business health impacts of cannabis Edibles– Products Local Authorization Attachment supplemental label Temporary License Application Information cannabis cartoons extraction CDTFA seller’s permit transportation child-resistant outer package Premises Information Extractions using CO2 Arranging for laboratory testing equity interest in a commercial cannabis business dried flower opaque exit package waste disposal Completed Temporary License Application Form loop system Cannabis Manufacturing packaging and labeling amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package persons 21 years of age or older Personnel Requirements primary panel requirements evidence of rehabilitation 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Foreign Material Testing security vape cartridges onsite consumption of cannabis goods 600-foot radius of a school medicinal and adult-use markets Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act no infusion of alcohol sugar packaging and labeling requirements persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business recordkeeping The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) 2018 new laws limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Premises Diagram manufacturer's name Licensees commercial cannabis manufacturers local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations entry into the legal, regulated market 2018 proposed changes 100 mg of THC per package paper inserted into the packaging sanitary and hazard-free environment A-license and an M-license payable to the state of California nonlaboratory quality control Local Authorization aggregate interest of 20% or more no added caffeine CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing THC levels Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) amount of THC content limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving tinctures licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises edible products Transition Period Carbon Dioxide (CO2) disclosure of all criminal convictions manufacture cannabis products chain of custody purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands minimum standards for extraction processes The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) 2018 recent news conditional license Microbusiness public Licensee Lookup Tool onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Local Issuing Authority CO2 and ethanol extractions California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 supply chain motor carrier permit surety bond 2018 important information pre-made or purchased ownership premises is not within a Government local jurisdiction authorization Licensee Information volatile solvent Financial information testing laboratories Owner licensing cannabis retailers Temporary event up to 4 days comply with all packaging and labeling requirements exception for testing laboratories commercial kitchens sampling standards disposal and destruction methods good manufacturing practices Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) financial interest holder MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity product as a candy prohibited transportation and security The California Department of Public Health's procedures for inventory control commercial cannabis manufacturing Form # CDPH-9041 2018 laws cannabis market labels not be attractive Financial Interest contaminants BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL shipping manifest track and trace system scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Industrial Hemp Advisory Board definition of owner transport cannabis goods to retailer Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing secondary packaging licensed cannabis cultivators access to the area(s) 2018 issues transporting cannabis goods Food-grade Butter/Oil temporary license list of artificial food colorings potentially-hazardous foods small product packaging cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) sales of cannabis goods Local Jurisdictions alcoholic beverages California Department of Public Health 600 foot radius of a school re-sealable Butane/Hexane/Propane laboratory quality assurance Mycotoxins Testing child-resistant packaging three cannabis licensing authorities medicinal and adult-use or both markets public health and safety cannabis adult-use products 2018 problems tobacco products licensed cannabis distributors 2018 revisions remove THC/CBD Criminal History Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods government warning statement label manufacturing practices ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation conducting quality assurance review carbohydrates and fat per serving basic nutritional information activity for a period of 120 days M-license valid waiver local jurisdiction cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin structure and formation documents secured area ingredient list ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Bond in the amount of $5,000 shared-use manufacturing facilities Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing tamper-evident Distributor transport identity of the product period of 120 days allergen information Temporary Cannabis Event CDPH-9041 cannabis industries security and cannabis waste disposal packaging Ethanol Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division medicinal commercial cannabis activity inventory Temporary License Application commercial cannabis manufacturing activity regulatory framework health claims topicals Live Scans for each owner evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises testing methods commercial cannabis manufacturing in California licensing cannabis distributors quality control retailers Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Cannabinoids Testing the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) edibles packaging opaque regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis 2018 resolutions medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit separate applications Business Information testing of cannabis goods periods of 90 days extensions Terpenoids Testing 2018 compliance three state cannabis-licensing authorities CDPH-issued universal symbol licensed cannabis manufacturers requiring refrigeration at least 99% purity sanitary workplaces protocol compliance with local jurisdiction investment into a commercial cannabis business an officer or director of a cannabis business emergency regulations mandated warning statements Track and Trace hang tag or a peel-back label diagram of the business’s layout workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control Identifying information A-licensees LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS A-license extracts Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) manned motor vehicle licensing scheme must enter certain events Category II Residual Pesticides Testing final form Physical address certified by a California-licensed engineer adult-use commercial cannabis activity Premises diagram Heavy Metals Testing premises diagram online licensing system Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control Operating Procedures Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 written procedures for inventory control product guidelines amount of sodium Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery informational panel Individual Owner Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates stickers Retailer (Type 10) Percentage of ownership operating procedures cannabis cultivation licensing testing lab cannabis plants 120 days compliance with regulations contaminant free Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) capsules convicted of a substantially related crime manufacturers who package for other producers Cultivation less than 10,000 no infusion of nicotine designated structure Proposed Section 40133 packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories destruction of cannabis goods concentrate hydrocarbon-based solvents cannabis sales and/or consumption manufacturing unique ID/batch number licensing cannabis microbusinesses Proposition 65 medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity some nutritional facts cannabis waste product formulation Mechanical commercial cannabis products licensed premises Transport vehicles alarm system disposal licensed physical location (premises) cannabis training Manufacturing (non-volatile) Category I Residual Pesticides Testing exit packaging Application Checklist at least 20% ownership interest member manager Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) distributors inventory and quality control Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) manufacturing activities Vehicle Requirements Licensee Lookup Tool 2018 updates inhalable cannabis Labor peace agreement waste management laws CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL M-licensees delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods property for the commercial cannabis activity supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products highly-concentrated oils or waxes storage of cannabis goods Retailer (nonstorefront) Bond and Insurance Information commercial cannabis activity local jurisdiction’s requirements operating premises Moisture Content Testing meat and seafood, and other products cultivation consumption of alcohol or tobacco California Public Records Act licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers and more.

In addition, gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Hazard Distribution Finished product Bureau Ingredient Quality list of cannabis manufacturers Proposition 65 warning statement Pre-roll Product Identity DPH-17-010E Track-and-trace systems Applicant Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) package flower or pre-rolls Batch Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Volatile solvent Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Limited-access area Adult-use Market Infusion Monitor Extraction Validation Nonmanufactured cannabis product Net weight Type 12 (Microbusiness) Small Indoor Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Holding Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Canopy Cultivation Manufacture Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Flowering Department adulteration Immature plant Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Microorganisms Cannabis product Adequate In-process material track and trace system Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Component Premises Allergen cross-contact Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Indoor Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Actual yield Medium Outdoor Licensee Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Nonvolatile solvent Small Outdoor Specialty Cottage Outdoor Sanitize Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) THC UID Type 10 (Retailer) Preventive controls Mixed-light Tier 2 Pathogen THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Quality control operation Universal symbol CBD Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Track and trace system Verification infused pre-rolls Quarantine Type P Packaging & Labeling Only cannabis concentrates Indoor cultivation Theoretical yield Environmental pathogen Unique identifier Commercial cannabis activity Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Pest Lot Quality control personnel Outdoor cultivation Type 11 (Distributor) Edible cannabis product Kief Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Serving Primary panel Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Specialty Outdoor Package Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Wet weight Nursery alternate use of a manufacturing premises Request for Live Scan Labeling Specialty Cottage Indoor Watts per square foot Process M-license Dried flower Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Manufacturer licensee Mature plant Mixed-light cultivation Informational panel Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Processing aid products similar to traditional food products prohibited Contact surface Topical cannabis product Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) CBD from industrial hemp Type N – for infusions Raw material infused butters and oils as concentrates Qualified individual Processing Harvest Batch Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Personnel Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Medium Indoor Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Allergen Processor Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Adulterated Cultivation site MCSB 90-day extension periods and more.


Last updated on November 17, 2018



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